COMING UP NEXT with Ivy & Martinez – 5/28/2014

COMING UP NEXT, a look at what our two resident opinionated blogger types, Ivy (Women Write About Comics) and Martinez (DE Pie-Cast) have to say about this week’s upcoming releases! Without further ado:


Ivy’s Picks of the Pull

chew-revival-bannerChew/Revival #1 by Tim Seeley, Mike Norton, and Rob Guillory

Okay, anyone who works with me can tell you: I usually hate team-ups. I mean, to the point where when anyone shows me any team-up book, I yell “NO TEAM-UPS!”. I just feel like it’s often sloppy writing, and tends to handle neither set of characters well. But if I’m going to get excited about any Team-Up/Crossover in history, it’s going to be this one. Chew and Revival are two of my favorite ever standalone books, and with both creative teams entirely on board, I’m pre-assured of its quality. These are also two books that actually make a lot of sense together — I can’t wait to find out how cibopath Tony can answer some of the many questions raised by Revival.

detailMs. Marvel #4 by G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona

The internet has hyped this book enough, I’VE hyped this book enough, that you really should already be reading it. Ms. Marvel is one of those rare books that can really appeal to any age (yes, it’s all-ages friendly!), and showcases the ways in which superhero comics can help with the experience of growing up and feeling different — whether you’re feeling like a misfit right now, or maybe have your entire life.

The Rest of Ivy’s Pull for 5/28/14: C.O.W.L. #1, Guardians of the Galaxy #15, Iron Patriot #3, Midas Flesh #6, Trees #1, Winter Soldier: The Bitter March #4

Martinez’s Picks of the Pull


C.O.W.L. #1 by Kyle Higgins, Alec Siegel, and Rod Reis

I’ve got two Image #1’s for you this week. The first is a book set in Chicago in the 1960’s. Super-powered beings began to appear towards the end of WWII with the advent of the Atomic bomb. After the war, a labor union is formed in Chicago to unite all the new heroes. Higgins said he and Siegel have been sitting on this story since college, and I’m hoping we’ll see some great storytelling from a properly aged script. Of course I’m always game for a old-school crime fiction/capes story, but the premise and the art have got me hooked.


Trees #1 by Warren Ellis and Jason Howard

The antithesis of my first pick, could be my second. “Trees” is a sci-fi story that drops us on Earth several years after strange extra-terrestrial objects land on our planet. These tall, motion-less, tree-like objects have done nothing since they landed. The premise unnerves me, in a good way. Very little is known about these objects, and they’ve been there for a decade. I want answers. Ellis says we’ll get answers during the first eight issue arc. Howard’s dynamic art portrays an Earth not too far into the future, which continues to maximize this story’s creepy level.

Both “Trees” and “C.O.W.L.” are great new fresh ideas from Image Comics, that give us a change of pace from the big blockbuster events we might otherwise be reading.

The Rest of Martinez’s Pull for 5/28/14: Batman #31, Midas Flesh #6, Samurai Jack #8, Southern Bastards #2, Winter Soldier: The Bitter March #4